BY BARRE T T TILLMAN
In 1963, World War I flier and pulp magazine writer Arch Whitehouse published Decisive Air Battles of the First World War. It was a nonsensical title based on a completely false premise. There were no “decisive air battles” in the Great War, and there have not been many since.
B-17Gs of the 381st Bomb Group practicing formation. ;e United States was
the only WW II combatant that developed strategic, as opposed to tactical,
long-range bombing capabilities before the war. ;e e ;ort paid big dividends and
played a major role in winning the war. (Photo courtesy of Stan Piet)